10.19.2015

The Game’s ‘Documentary 2’ Debuts at No. 2

Ten years since his debut, The Game returns to familiar territory with the sequel, The Documentary 2.

The seventh album from the Compton rapper debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 95,000 equivalent album units (83,000 in pure album sales). The Documentary 2, which was released independently, is the first part of a double album—the second disc, The Documentary 2.5, dropped Oct. 16.

The Game is no stranger to the top 10—it’s his seventh appearance on the list following Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (No. 7 in 2014), Jesus Piece (No. 6 in 2012), The R.E.D. Album (No. 1 in 2011), LAX (No. 2 in 2008), Doctor’s Advocate (No. 1 in 2006), and The Documentary (No. 1 in 2005).

But he was unable to top Selena Gomez, whose latest album Revival takes the No. 1 spot, with 117,000 equivalent albums (85,000 in pure sales) during the week ending Oct. 15.

Elsewhere in the top 10, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness falls 2-3 with 77,000 units, while Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut holds steady at No. 4 with 53,000. Drake and Future’s joint mixtape What a Time to Be Alive is down 3-5 with 49,000, and last week’s chart-topper, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable, slides to No. 8 (30,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Selena Gomez – Revival – 117,000
2. The Game – The Documentary 2 – 95,000
3. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness – 77,000
4. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 53,000
5. Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive – 49,000
6. Taylor Swift – 1989 – 37,000
7. Luke Bryan – Kill the Lights – 31,000
8. Janet Jackson – Unbreakable – 30,000
9. Thomas Rhett – Tangled Up – 27,000
10. Jana Kramer – Thirty One – 22,000